The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has rejected Edinburgh Airport’s plans to change a flight path because there were stark differences between the final plan and the version contained in the consultation.
Changes to the flight path would cause serious and persistent noise and disturbances to many communities across the Lothian region.
Local MSP, Neil Findlay, has campaigned tirelessly alongside local people to ensure that such changes would not be detrimental to communities.
Neil Findlay MSP said:
“Having campaigned on this issue for years, I am delighted that the CAA has listened to local voices, and made the decision to reject Edinburgh Airport’s proposals to change a flight path.
This is a victory for local people who have fought tirelessly against these plans in the interests of preventing serious and persistent disturbances to their communities.
It is clear that Edinburgh Airport needs to urgently review its consultation processes in the pursuit of greater transparency.”